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The Christmas Mouse

Worksheet 1

Name:

Class:

Complete the sentences and number the pictures.

Harry goes inside


s house.
the
Harry runs to the Christmas
.

The little girl gives Harry


.
a

Harry makes a nest in


.
a

Harry runs to the farmers


.

The

sees Harry.

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Harry looks at the

Harry climbs inside


.
a

The little

finds
Harry.

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Worksheet 2

Name:

Class:

Complete the crossword.

1 There are lots of


under the Christmas tree.
4 What colour are the cats eyes?
.
5 Harry has two small eyes and a long
.
8 Harry looks through the window and sees lots of

Down
2 The night before Christmas is Christmas
3 Harry eats
for his Christmas dinner.
6 The Christmas tree is in the
room.
7 Whats the weather like?
.

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Across

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Worksheet 3

Name:

Class:

1 Complete the speech bubbles.

3
1

Im cold

Im warm
Im hungry

Im scare

Im excited
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2 Circle the correct word.

1 Harry lives on a farm in England / France.

2 The farmer has a big ginger / grey cat.

3 Theres no food for Harry in the spring / winter.

4 The door / window of the farmers house is open.

The Christmas Mouse

Teachers Notes

Before you read

Using the worksheets

Play Christmas Pictionary. Show the class the cover


of the book and ask when the story is set. Choose a
volunteer to tell you Its Christmas. On the board, start
to draw a Christmas present. Choose volunteers to
guess what it is. Whoever guesses correctly takes the
next turn and begins drawing a Christmas item. Here are
some suggestions: Christmas tree, reindeer, Christmas
pudding, candle, Santa Clause, sleigh.

Worksheet 1

While you read


Choose a volunteer to read the question on page 3:
Can you help Harry escape from the wood pile? Get the
children to draw Harrys path out of the maze. Stop at the
end of the odd numbered pages and ask the questions.
Get the children to find the answers and check with the
whole class.
Answers
Page 5: Happy Christmas
Page 7: Tiger
Page 9:  ball, a tennis racket, a teddy bear,
A

a guitar, an animal on wheels
Page 11: 6
Page 13: Hes coming down the chimney.
Page 15: 11

After you read

Read out the first incomplete sentence and choose


a volunteer to say the missing word: farmer. Ask
the class to complete the sentences referring to the
story if necessary. Then point out that the pictures
and sentences are not in the correct order. Tell the
children to use the little squares to number the
pictures in the order they appear in the story.

Worksheet 2

Complete the crossword.


Ask the children to look at the pictures around the
page and tell you their names. Help them if necessary.
Teach the words for Christmas cracker and mince
pies and explain what they are (you pull it between
two people, it makes a noise and a toy, paper hat
and joke fall out; traditional pies filled with sultanas
and raisins).
Tell them to look at the clues to the crossword and
tell the children that the missing words should be
entered in the puzzle. Put the children into pairs and
ask them to complete the crossword together. Check
with the class as a whole.

Worksheet 3

1 Complete the speech bubbles.


Draw a big speech bubble on the board and write
Im _________. inside it. Stand so that it looks to the
class as if the speech bubble is coming out of your
mouth and mime a few simple emotions: happy, sad,
etc. Ask the class to tell you what you are feeling
and write it in the bubble each time. Then ask them
to look at the pictures of Harry and complete the
speech bubbles.
2 Circle the correct word.
Choose a volunteer to read the first sentence and
point out that they have to choose the correct option
and circle it. When the children have finished the
exercise, get them to check their answers with a
partner.

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Retell the story with mistakes. Tell the class you


are going to tell them the story again and ask
them to listen carefully. Say: Its Christmas Eve.
Its raining Encourage the children to correct the
mistake (snowing). Continue, making similar mistakes
throughout the story.

Complete the sentences and number the pictures.

The Christmas Mouse


Extension
A
sk the class: What did Harry get for Christmas?
They could answer: a cage, or nuts. Tell the class
about the tradition of writing letters to Santa Claus
and invite volunteers to say if they have a similar
tradition in their country. Tell the class that you want
them to imagine that they are an animal and imagine
what they would want for Christmas. Get them to
write a letter to Santa Claus. Display the letters
around the class and encourage them to read each
others letters.

Teachers Notes
Answers
Worksheet 1
Complete the sentences and number the pictures.
3
6
9
4
1
7
2
5
8

Harry goes inside the farmers house.


Harry runs to the Christmas tree.
The little girl gives Harry a cage.
Harry makes a nest in a boot.
Harry runs to the farmers house.
Harry climbs inside a present.
Harry looks at the Christmas tree.
The cat sees Harry.
The little girl finds Harry.

Worksheet 2
C
omplete the crossword.
Across
1 presents
4 green
5 tail
8 decorations
Down
2 Eve
3 nuts
6 living
7 snowy

Worksheet 3
1 Complete the speech bubbles.
Im hungry.
Im warm.
Im excited.
Im cold.
Im scared.

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2
3
4
5

2 Circle the correct word.


1
2
3
4

England
ginger
winter
door